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Valley New School

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4 stars

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Posted March 11, 2014

Valley New School is amazing! I am a current student here, and wouldn't change VNS one bit.


Posted November 17, 2013

As a parent do you wish you could be more involved with your child s educational process? Do you wish you could assist with what they learn and where they get their information? Do you want your child to be better prepared for the work environments of the future, where it will be more important to know where and how to gain knowledge and less about having all the facts memorized? Then Valley New School is for you. Students learn from a variety of subjects and in a variety of different ways. Students work at their own pace and learning style for each subject. So, if your child is accelerated or delayed in math they can work with a program that moves as quickly or slowly as they are learning, or choose from a variety of math classes offered at traditional schools in the district or create their own plan. Many students are admitted to their first choice of colleges by planning their own education because they have learned how to demonstrate their knowledge. They have great communications skills from many interactions with sources outside of the classroom, event nights in which they demonstrate their knowledge, and the reports and papers they write for each project.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

If you want your children to work the fast food chain for the entirety of their life send them here. Children attending Valley New School sit behind a desk all day doing whatever they feel like.Students choose their projects and the literature they read for the year. This means if your child is lazy they will end up reading something far from educational. There is one science class taught at the school every year.This class is taken by ALL grade levels 7-12.If your child is advanced in the sciences he or she should not be going here.Most students striving for a better education end up taking the majority of their classes at other schools while attending VNS. The teachers or rather advisors who "guide" the students through there projects don't have the ability to properly edit the students papers. All of the papers I have seen have had a tremendous amount of errors. this school at the and of the day is not worth looking into, you will end up wasting your time.


Posted January 25, 2009

Excellent student driven project based curriculum meets students needs and develops well balanced future leaders
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2007

I have been enrolled at VNS for the past 3 years and I have to say that it has been a wonderful experience compared to a normal public school setting. The advisors are always helpful to every request and they make sure that no student is left behind no matter the situation. We have Math, various Music programs, A library, Reading time, Art, and Chemisrty to name a few things. Other than Project time, the other classes are usually run by students or advisors. Overall I am pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2014.

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50%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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20%

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91%

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80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

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40%

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82%

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100%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

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70%

2012

 
 
73%

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80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 79% in 2014.

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60%

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100%

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100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
100%

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2011

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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58%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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86%

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84%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Reading

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Science

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Social Studies

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students79%
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Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students50%
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Not disabled50%
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Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students43%
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Not disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students86%
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Asiann/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 94% 73%
Asian 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 130%N/A48%
Disabled students 25%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 220%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 20%N/A6%
Male 170%N/A52%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 77%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 74%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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10 E College Ave Ste 228
Suite 228
Appleton, WI 54911
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